Side Street, The Lied To's
SIDE STREET is an indie folk/rock trio based in Needham, Massachusetts. We're noted for original compositions and tight vocal harmonies as well as innovative cover song interpretations.
The Side Street sound is a mixture of myriad influences each member brings to the stage and recording studio. Bob Littman (Mandolin/Violin/Vocals), Eric Luskin (Guitar/Mandolin/Bass/Vocals) and George Pultz (Guitar/Vocals) create a fun, vibrant, and dynamic combo.
Even though we have day jobs and families, we love to make the time to play for folks who enjoy hearing live music.
Our songs are about "life themes" as well as fun, whimsical and off kilter slices of humanity. Having done many shows, we know that recognizable cover songs are an important part of an audience's experience. And so we’ve solidly taken that to heart, including covers by The Avett Brothers, OAR, Decemberists, and The Killers. A Side Street set happily includes Maple Street Project songs too!
Side Street has performed selectively in the greater Boston area and has been featured on 90.5 FM WICN on The Folk Revival with Nick Noble.
In May 2017, Side Street released our debut CD called Subourbon Road.
Produced by Doug Kwartler (The Lied To’s), it contains 11 diverse tracks recorded over a 16 month span. Side Street’s Subourbon Road is available via CD Baby and major streaming services.
Side Street is an off shoot of The Maple Street Project, a quintet that has performed around the New England area for the last 25 years. The Maple Street Project has two CDs available, “Attitude On The Street” (2003) and “Kick Back On Maple Street” (2006). Both are available via CD Baby and on major streaming services.
The Lied To's - With a combined slew of awards, festivals, tours, song placements, and writing/performing accolades, Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler unite forces to create a formidable blend of urgent, gritty, folk-rock and country tinged music about negotiating relationships in the wake of difficult times and burdensome pasts.
The two are currently working on their debut CD which will be released on February 8th, 2015, with a CD release show at the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. In the mean time, they have released one song from the upcoming record entitled, "Your Heart Isn't Mine," a rockin' number written by Susan Levine and recorded and produced by Doug Kwartler at his Hollow Body Studios in Massachusetts.